Over the course of the past year, dance students at Brooklyn International High School have participated in an exciting residency program with Tribeca Film Festival called ‘Tribeca Teaches’. TFI’s educational programming ‘leverages an extensive network of people in the film industry to help New York City students learn filmmaking and gain media skills necessary to be productive citizens and creative individuals in the 21st century’.
With the support of teaching artist Frank Hoover and co-teacher Megan Minturn (who also co-stars in the film), students created and produced an original film entitled ‘Dance for Life’. The film follows two newcomers who find community, acceptance, and friendship through dance. The program culminated with a screening this past Friday night at ‘Tribeca Teaches 2014′ at the Tribeca Film Institute. Take a look at the full version of the film below!
‘Dance for Life’
Brooklyn International HS, Teaching Artist: Frank Hooker, Co-Teacher: Megan Minturn
By Abrar Alhashidi, Don Aubourg, James Celidon, Zhou Ying Chen, Ling Chen, Lissette Gonzalez, Shaima Hassan, Justine Kouyate, Kenelson Marcellin, Jiancarlos Paredes, Khine Phuy, Jareny Rajo, Josemanuel Russell, Jefferson Sarmiento, Sarujen Sivakumar, Katherine Soler, Nazmul Uddin, Yajing Weng, and Huiling Zhang.
In an era where dance is removed from American education, two new international high school students make a stand.
More about Tribeca Teaches 2014
A Screening celebrating films produced by students in the Tribeca Teaches In-School and Afterschool HS Residencies from across NYC, LA, and South Korea.